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cornell bernard tells us from san jose as the mayor is ready for the state of the city address. cornell? >> normally it is a word no one wants to hear but the mayor will make it a big part of the state of the city address. the word is "taxes." the mayor says the city needs a sales tax increase and will call on community leaders to organize a campaign to support police and fire services and restore pay for workers who had to take cuts to balance the budget. a poll suggests that voters could be willing to do that. there is 70 percent support if a quarter percent sales increase but 57 percent for half a percent increase. the earliest it would be on the battle is next year, the 5th sales tax measure voters have approved since the mayor took office in 2007. the state of the city address is underway at 6:30 right here at city hall. >> fairfield police are asking for your help in finding the killer of a 13-year-old girl. the guardian for the 13-year-old reported her missing last thursday evening. her body was found friday m
monitoring the conditions so check back with us and we will let you know how it is looking. right now in petaluma a light shower is falling. >> stay with abc7 for continuing storm wax coverage and a reminder you can track the storm online with the live doppler 7 hd with abc7news.com. >> family near danville finds out if they can move back if their home as being crushed by a massive oak tree. the 80' oak fell on the house in an exclusive community crushing the roof. a work crew will bring in a larger crane than they had yesterday to remove the tree. the home was red tagged until engineers can determine the stability. the weather is not blamed for the tree falling because the roots were diseased. >> san francisco mayor lee is going to announce a $1 billion project that has both beer lovers and the san francisco giants saying "cheers." cornell bernard joins us live from bi48 to tell us about it. >> lots of new jobs, too, the project is big. if you like beer brewed in san francisco, check this out, pier 48, sitting right across from at&t park and it will be home to the anchor brewing comp
pain at the pump. amy joins us live with a new price jump that just happened overnight. >> check out pain we found here in south san francisco near the airport. gas is almost $5 a gallon here. ouch. this makes the rest of the bay area look good. look at the averages, per gallon right new you are paying on average in san francisco, the most, at $4.13. over $4 all over the bay. san jose at $4.07 and this is 13 percent increase the past month. we are still below the state acknowledge but we are above the national average of $3.61. drivers say they will adjust. >> i will not drive so much and are more conservative. use the bicycle more. this is the highest for this time year and because of a number of factors including the recession in europe has traders very worried so futures are up, there is maintenance going on, unexpected maintenance, and we have to switch from the gas we use in the winter to a summer grade which costs money. if you are planning to drive for spring break if you can work from home if you and because these prices are painful. >> thank you very much. san jose police ar
but the district is considering something that could be very unpopular, charging to park. using the fees to build a packing structure or cut a parking deal with nearby businesses. the district floating the idea of adding another boat during high commute times. that is a positive dilemma but the bridge district is needing to do something and they expect a decision in the next few months. >> supporters want to rename san francisco international airport in honor of harvey milk. the supervisor last month introduced legislation to rename the airport harvey milk san francisco international. milk was the first openly gay elected official and was assassinated along with the mayor mascone in 1978. agoers say the new rally is to urge the other supervisors to support his legislation. voters may decide on the name change in november. >> we are days away from massive federal spending cuts and a new poll reveals what americans want congress to do, from bloomberg news shows 54 percent of americans want congress to delay the cuts, 40 percent say the government should go ahead and allow them to kick in. as lawmak
inland at 36 and low 40's for the rest of us this morning. headed to noon, a lot of sunshine and low-to-mid 50's 60's and the mid-to-upper 60's around 4:00. not too bad in the evening, mostly clear and upper 40's to low 50's. we have rain in the forecast tomorrow, especially in the morning hours, and let to mid 50's and scattered showers for friday and dry and warmer on saturday. kristen and eric? >> 6:14. happening today in washington, dc, secretary of state john kerry will be sworn in to office today. vice president biden will give the oath. john kerry started on monday where he received a warm welcome. he succeeded secretary of state, hillary clinton, the former massachusetts senator says protecting american diplomats is a top priority. president obama is headed to israel this spring, meeting with prime minister binyamin netanyahu, in the first trip to the country as president. the white house says the president will also visit the west bank and jordan. white house press secretary carney says that the two leaders will discuss several issues including the threats posed by iran and
after the team's super bowl sunday loss and our news reporter joins us live from santa clara. amy in. >> back on home surf. they will have a team meeting at 9:00, addressing the media, clean out their lockers and close out the season. the 49ers came home yesterday. we have a great shot of kaepernick arriving at the airport, fans were there, cigaretting the -- greeting the team. the players were not in a chatty mood but coach harbaugh said a quick "hello." >> thank you very much. great run. thanks for the support. >> the future looks great. we have a long team. my son will get his first super bowl, i have seen five. he will get his first and they will get it next year. >> here is a quick shot of davis driving away, he had the window down so fan could see him, and mike crabtree did the same at team headquarters in santa clara. they have another year at candlestick before they play in the santa clara new stadium. players think next year is a big one, they will take what they have learned from this season, from this loss. it will make them better, and maybe a super bowl next year. certai
. it will happen weeks from now. cornell bernard joins us live with what you need to know to be ready for the change. cornell? >> the countdown is on. in a month toll takers will be gone and all electronic tolling will be here at the golden gate bridge and starting this morning, the bridge will kickoff a series of public awareness campaigns to answer questions and clear up confusion aimed at 30 james of drivers who still pay tolls with cash. there will be hand outs and signs and information online explaining how to pay the tolls. there are three options. sign up for fast track account and get $1 discount on each toll. pay by plate, register the license plate with a bridge using a credit card and pay as you go or make a one time payment online. payment locations are set up at some gas stations across san francisco for tourists but if those do not work for you can do nothing, go through the toll plaza, get an invoice in the mail, you have 20 days to pay that. all electronic tolls comes to the golden gate bridge by the end of march. >> new this morning, president obama's popularity among
the obama administration filed a legal brief with the u.s. supreme court urges justices to strike down the federal defense of marriage act which defines marriage as only between a man and a woman. the move is not a surprise but when abc7 news anchor dan ashley asked president obama about this issue wednesday during his exclusive one-on-one interview with him at the white house, the president was noncommittal, saying that he needed to confer with the solicitor general about the proper legal strategy they should take. the supreme court is set to take up the same-sex marriage issue in late march. >> members of a marching band in crockett are looking for help to find the burglars who ripped off the band room this week. several thousand dollars of musical instruments and electronics were stolen sometime between 6:00 p.m. tuesday and 6:00 a.m. wednesday. the school is asking people to be on the lookout for musical items on sale on the internet. >>> two dozen young athletes from mount hamel high school just returned from a trip of a lifetime. they went to cuba to play baseball. they are perha
in santa cruz for abc7 news. >> stay us with for continuing coverage of the santa cruz officers' murders with updates on facebook and on twitter at abc news at 11 bay area. >> damage will be assessed to a san francisco neighborhood caused by a massive water main break which you saw here first yesterday on abc7 news, a massive rush will water and mud swallowing cars and two dozen homes. workers will repair 15th avenue where the flooding caused a sinkhole. this is right next to a recent sewer pipe replacement project. >> support for same-sex marriage is continuing to grow among california voters. a new field palm -- poll shows of 61 percent in california approve it. among 18 do 20 year oz 75 percent approve. among voters 65 and older, 48 percent approve. this comes as the obama administration face as deadline today on whether to weigh in on the proposition 8 case before the supreme court which will hear arguments next month in an interview you saw only on abc7 the president told dan ashley he wants to make sure his administration doesn't interject too far into the case but the president di
:30, amy hollyfield will bring also the distress call and tell us where investigators are focusing efforts today. >> new this morning, major republicans are coming out in support of same-sex marriage and that includes a top silicon valley c.e.o. this comes weeks before the supreme court hears arguments in the prop 8 case. cornell? >> that is right. the fight to legalize gay marriage is getting very, very big support from a very unlikely place: prominent republicans who now are joining forces to strike down proposition 8. dozens of prominent republicans have signed a legal brief that will submitted to the supreme court this week arguing that gay people have a constitutional right to marry, among them, signing whitman who supported prop 8 when she ran for governor, and top advisors to former president george w. bush also signing. the brief could have potential to sway conservative justices when the court hears arguments next month. last week, president obama told abc7 use congress exclusively that supporting gay marriage is the right thing to do. >> i can tell you obviously my personal view
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